Giants vs Patriots, quarter the 3rd

Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2008 by Travis Cody in

I've always wondered who these people are that get on the field during the halftime show. I enjoy Tom Petty, but he's not necessarily the most exciting performer. That may have been one of the most boring halftime shows I've ever seen.

Well, I hope I didn't make any glaring typos in the first two quarter recaps. I'm glad the game is so competitive.

So we're 30 minutes down with 30 minutes to play.

NE has been strong out of the locker room all season. The Giants are still getting good pressure on Brady, but NE has gone to a quicker release. Brady is still getting hit, but he is getting completions for positive gains.

The Giants hold on the first drive and force a 4th and 2. I'm surprised that NE isn't going for it here. That's an unexpected conservative call. Instead, the Patriots punt and play the field position game.

OK, the battle between the FOX football robot and the Terminator is pretty funny.

Now NE is challenging whether the Giants had 12 guys on the field at the snap on the punt.

GAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! They need to warn me when they are putting CG spiders in these commercials!!!! Dangit!

The challenge works and the Giants are penalized for 12 guys on the field, which gives NE a first down because it was 3rd and 2. That's just a stupid mistake.

But the Giants defense comes up big again. This time it's Michael Strahan getting the sack on Brady. NE goes for it on 4th and 13 and the pass is incomplete. So NY escapes without giving up any points and they come out of it with better field position than if the original punt had stood.

Toomer has made two strong catches in traffic, and that's key to re-establishing Manning's confidence. But Manning just made the wrong read, throwing into triple coverage instead of taking the open receiver over the middle. He's lucky he didn't get picked off in the endzone on that.

The Giants get a great punt from Jeff Feagles down to the 10 yard line.

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! Etrade has a good one with the baby buying stock.

This is a key point in the game where NE can go on a patented 90 yard drive to take control of the game, or NY can continue with its defensive dominance and get the ball back or perhaps create a turnover for points.

Brady nearly gets sacked for a safety and comes back to throw over the middle for a first down.

NE is getting just enough from the running game. But the Giants do step up and force Brady to throw a couple of incompletions to bring up 4th down and a NE punt.

End of the 3rd quarter and it's still 7-3.


  1. Roger says:

    Hey Tom did a good job I wonder if he was lip sinking hmmmm! Etrade hahahah!! back to the game sorry I wasn't here earlier Trav.

  1. Roger says:

    Will be back for your post game review.

  1. Anndi says:


    WE can't see the commercials here...

  1. Of course, I knew all that.

    I thought Petty's hair looked nice.
    And I am overdosed on football.
    In a daze.....

  1. It has been a good game. I've been watching! :)

    I asked my hubby the SAME question about the halftime audience when the show started. I wonder how you get chosen to go down on the field. What a chance of a lifetime to say the least!

  1. anndi...myspace has a site with all the commercials for viewing...

    mimi...his hair did look nice...laughing....

  1. 49 seconds left and I think the Giants just scored a touchdown.

    I'm learning fast. The blue shirts look really sad.

    I pick up on those things ya know....

  1. Travis says:

    Roger: No worries...I hope you enjoyed the game.

    Ann: They didn't show the commercials in Canada? I wonder why?

    Mimi: But you gave it a try and that is commendable.

    CWM: It's a pretty good gig getting down there on the field.

    Katherine: Is it myspace where the commercials are?

    Mimi: They did it!